I looked at several hotels that would be close enough to Venice without being right in the centre near St Marks and this one ticked all of the boxes. A 12 minute boat ride away from the main shops and museums and on the direct service from the airport.
The hotel is no more than 2 minutes walk from the boat so no worries about lugging suitcases up and down the bridges and cobbles in central Venice. We did notice some noise from the boats during the night but I challenge anyone to beat the view from the breakfast terrace. Bed wasn't the best but by all accounts that's quite typical in Italy.
Staff were very good although they didn't seem to keen on people leaving breakfast too late. They say up till 10.30 but started to clear a bit earlier.
Typical continental breakfast but plenty of choice and quality was fine.
We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant for reasons other reviewers have mentioned. It's about 3 times more expensive than the wide range of local restaurants on your doorstep.
One supermarket within 5 minutes of the hotel stocked soft drinks and everything you would need for snacks etc at really good prices but was always packed with long queues at most times of the day so sometimes, it's worth paying a bit more not to waste time doing what we can do back in the UK!
Best advice for anyone going to stay on Lido is buy the 48 or 72 hour boat pass and make full use of it. We used to for trips to Murano, up and down the Grand Canal, to and from St Marks and certainly had our money's worth.
Overall, for our first visit to Venice, this was a good choice of hotel and we would stay on this side of the water again.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Jet2Holidays , Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, LoveHolidays, Ebookers, Odigeo, Agoda, Traveltool, S.L.U. and HotelQuickly so you can book your Villa Laguna reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Laguna Hotel Venice
- Laguna Hotel Venice
- Villa Laguna Venice
- Villa Laguna Province Of Venice, Italy